Solution to Beijing smog may be found in gas - expertsGas LNG Natural Gas Policy EnergyTue, 2013-01-15 13:53Beijing. January 15. INTERFAX-CHINA - Phasing out coal-fired power generation in favor of natural gas will eventually help alleviate the hazardous air pollution levels presently choking Beijing, according to experts.Thick smog blanketed China’s capital for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, limiting visibility and posing a threat to those who ventured outdoors. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center reported at 11am (3am GMT) that levels of air pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) averaged 188 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/cm) in urban areas.>